Get used to it, folks. Every week, the injury report likely will include a reference to Brett Favre’s oil-can ankle, which per Peter King already is getting shot up with lubricant.
The first injury report of the year has been published by the league, and Favre fully participated in practice with his chronic ankle problem.
Rookie cornerback Chris Cook (knee) and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy (knee) didn’t practice. Cornerback Cedric Griffin (knee), running back Toby Gerhart (knee), safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle), and center John Sullivan (calf) participated on a limited basis.
Griffin tore an ACL on the opening kickoff of overtime in the 2009 NFC title game. He hasn’t been expected to play in Week One. With Cook possibly unable to play, the Vikings could use Griffin.
Perhaps the most amazing thing on the report is what’s not on the report. Linebacker E.J. Henderson is 100 percent and ready to play after suffering a gruesomely broken leg last December.
For the Saints, linebacker Stanley Arnoux (ankle) and running back Chris Ivory (knee) didn’t practice. Participating on a limited basis were cornerback Tracy Porter (knee), tackle Zach Strief (knee), and linebacker Jonathan Vilma (groin). Receiver Marques Colston (kidney), tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle), and safety Pierson Prioleau (knee) fully participated.
The Vikings-Saints injury report was published on Monday because the teams play Thursday night. Typically, practice participation reports are issued on Wednesday and Thursday, with Friday’s version also including the final designations regarding a guy’s chances of playing — probable, questionable, or doubtful.